Soloautocircumnavigation and more
July 21, 2012 11:26 PM Subscribe
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Software engineer Erden Eruç left in a rowboat from Bodega Bay, California on July 11, 2007, after riding his bicycle from Seattle. The goal? Human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
, including climbing the highest peak on each continent, in order to educate, inspire (and raise some money for) children's organizations. On the evening of July 21, 2012, he completed his trip, mostly successfully
.Archives of regular dispatches
from the trip can be found on the project site, including visits from sharks
and reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro
. Records set include a new Guinness World Record for a solo ocean rower for longest time at sea: 312 days.
No motors. No sails. Erden Eruc used nothing but his broad shoulders and powerful legs to row, paddle, hike and bicycle his way literally around the world.